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Best Media Lists: Our Recommendations for Families

Need some fresh ideas for your next family movie night? In the market for apps and games that will entertain your kids and teach them a thing or two? Looking for a book to engage your reluctant reader? Our editors have hand-picked lists of their favorite titles in every category of media we cover -- movies, TV, books, music, websites, apps, and games (including learning ratings) -- to give you the information you need to make the best choices for your family. All of our picks are entertaining and rated to help you decide whether they're age-appropriate for your kids.
Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? Book Poster Image
Snuggle-ready bedtime reads to cozy up with.
The 5th Wave, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Futuristic fiction, from outer space to artificial intelligence.
The Belles Book Poster Image
Imagination reigns in these fantastic reads.
The Belles Book Poster Image
These stories show teen boys and girls facing -- and overcoming -- the pressure to look "perfect."
The Parent Trap (1961) Movie Poster Image
These stories address issues related to a marriage's end -- and could help start a family conversation.
Dinosaurs: The American Museum of Natural History Collection App Poster Image
Explore art, science, and history from around the world.
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice Book Poster Image
Compelling stories of struggle and courage from the Civil War to the present.
I Am Martin Luther King, Jr.: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
Brave stories of social justice heroes, from former slaves to civil rights leaders to NBA all-stars.
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race Book Poster Image
Stories of great achievements, from the Underground Railroad to the space race, jazz, hip-hop, and more.
Ferdinand Movie Poster Image
Which family-friendly films will take home statues this year?
Cars: Lightning League App Poster Image
Get an adrenaline rush without pulling a trigger.
Toca Doctor App Poster Image
You know them, you love them, but how do you choose?
The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls Book Poster Image
These guides and novels cover everything from facts to feelings.
Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth Book Poster Image
Picture books, fiction, and nonfiction published in 2017.
Kids Like Us Book Poster Image
Check out the young adult fiction and nonfiction published in 2017.
The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man Book Poster Image
A super list of books about superheroes and supervillains.
Pix the Cat Game Poster Image
Gather your loved ones -- it's time for some fun!
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear Book Poster Image
True stories, biographies, and fact-filled books for kids hungry for information.
The Secret of Nightingale Wood Book Poster Image
Stories that capture bravery and sacrifice, from the trenches to the skies.
The War I Finally Won Book Poster Image
Stories of both suffering and courage in World War II.

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